Taking the “Y” out of DIY Can Boost Your Creativity

One of my goals  this year was to engage in my creativity, on purpose. Much easier said than done if you ask me. Reason being is that I’m often afraid of my own creativity. I’m afraid of being wrong or judged negatively. I’m sure many of you reading this can relate. Which is why I made this conscious decision to do at least one creative thing a month. So far, I’ve been pretty good in keeping up with this goal. It started on the first day of January. When I had an impromptu colouring session with my sister-in-law and cousin. Normally, something like this would take days to finish. I’d feel guilty for being creative and enjoying myself. But instead, I carried on.

colouring page

Then it happened again during my first week back in town after the holidays. I had an small get-together with my friends and we made our own home spa scrubs.

The next month, my husband and I made PR themed conversation heart cookies for my classmates in my PR program at Loyalist College.

PR themed conversation heart cookies

You get the picture. From that point on, school got incredibly busy with collaborative group projects and the creativity never stopped flowing from there. The common theme tying experiences together was that they weren’t done completely on  my own.  Being creative doesn’t have to be a solo process, at least not all the time.  This can be especially true if you’re taking on a new project.

Will the lavender essential oil pair nicely with some lemon rind in the brown sugar scrub? Maybe. You don’t always have to figure it out on your own. You don’t have to feel the doubt that comes with it. Sometimes DIT (doing it together) will help you eventually transition toward DIY (doing it yourself).

So here’s my call to action for you. If there’s a project you want to take on, take it on. Do your research and figure out what you need to do to achieve the results you want. Maybe you need to do it completely on your own. Maybe you need some help from your family and friends to get you started. Whatever you choose, choose.  It doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be. Alright, that’s enough philosophical rambling for one post. Until  next time, keep on sharing the love!

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  1. t doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to be.

  2. Thank you for your comment! I’m glad to hear that line resonated well with you!

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